TTN really would be popular if an airline flew there from a hub (like American Eagle to ORD
or something like that). PHL
is congested, expensive, and inconvenient to people who live in the Delaware Valley. EWR
might have cheaper fares (especially BWI
), but they are at least a 1.5 hour drive and also are expensive if you are parking long-term.
The people who live around TTN
do not stop complaining about the noise. They are fanatical about not having jets fly there, even though they are too stupid to realize that many of them are quieter than the Saab 340s that currently arrive and depart to BED. When Eastwind Airlines flew to TTN
they would talk about paintings falling off of their walls when the planes flew over (on a 5 mile final to runway 6). The airport has been there much longer than they have, and has always been big enough to accomodate corporate jets.
The good thing is, the well-to-do people on complain the most are on the Pennsylvania side in Yardley and Upper Makefield townships, and the people in New Jersey don't complain as much from what I've read (they at least do not have formal committees, etc. to stop airport development).